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83 Griffin Jax SP

Minnesota Twins

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Player Updates

September 22, 2021 01:12 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Whiffs six in three frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax didn't factor in the decision against the Cubs on Tuesday, pitching three innings and allowing three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six.

The right-handed rookie gave up one run in each of the three innings in which he pitched, with the final two tallies coming by way of the long ball. Though it wasn't a very efficient outing -- Jax needed 72 pitches to retire nine batters -- he did flash some solid strikeout stuff, as his six punchouts were his most since he fanned 10 on Aug. 10. Jax has looked good at times this season, but his overall 6.75 ERA suggests that his first taste of the big leagues has been more struggle than success. He's expected to next take the mound Sunday at home in a tough matchup versus Toronto.

September 15, 2021 11:40 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Bested by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (3-4) allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over 4.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against Cleveland. He also had three strikeouts.

Jax kept Cleveland off the board until the fourth inning when Bobby Bradley broke a scoreless deadlock on a run-scoring double. Cleveland tacked on four more runs in the following frame, the big blast coming on Oscar Mercado's three-run homer. Jax has been throttled to the tune of a 9.36 ERA over his last five starts, yielding eight home runs in that stretch.

September 12, 2021 12:16 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Allows four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax allowed four unearned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings in the loss to the Royals on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.

Jax surrendered a three-run home run to Andrew Benintendi in the first inning. He gave up a fourth run in the fourth frame on a Michael Taylor double. The 26-year-old has allowed 23 earned runs in his last four outings. On the season, he has a 6.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 51 strikeouts in 64.1 innings.

September 5, 2021 08:28 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Yields four runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over 4.2 innings in Sunday's win over the Rays. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

Jax kept the Rays off the board for two innings before coughing up a two-run blast to Brandon Lowe in the third. He allowed another run in the fifth and was charged with a fourth and final run after Austin Meadows went deep off Caleb Thielbar. Jax has been hammered for 19 runs over 14.1 innings (11.93 ERA) over his last three outings. He's lined up to face Kansas City at home next week.

August 30, 2021 09:20 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Gives up six in another loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (3-3) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings Sunday in a 6-2 loss to the Brewers.

Jax had a clean opening inning but was chased for six runs over the next three frames. Luis Urias took him deep in the second for a solo homer. A double and a walk would put two runners on in the third before Rowdy Tellez cleared the bases with a three-run blast and then Kolten Wong would drive in two more in the fourth with a double. The 26-year-old has given up 15 runs over his last two outings, which has inflated his ERA to a 6.71 to go along with a 1.40 WHIP and 44:22 K:BB over 53.2 innings. Jax lines up for a tough matchup against the Rays his next time out.

August 25, 2021 08:20 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Surrenders nine runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (3-2) allowed nine earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out four across 4.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Jax got through the first two innings of his start without allowing a run. However, he served up a home run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, accounting for six of his earned runs. The Red Sox had little trouble sizing up his offerings, as they also connected for three doubles against Jax. Prior to this outing, he had turned in two consecutive quality starts while posting a 13:3 K:BB, so he should have a chance to bounce back with another turn in the rotation.

August 21, 2021 06:00 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Sunday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax and the Twins won't play Sunday against the Yankees after the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

Hurricane Henri is forecasted to hit the East Coast on Sunday, so the teams will be unable to play their series finale. The Twins haven't revealed their revised rotation plans, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Jax start on the road against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

August 17, 2021 01:20 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Turns in quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings in Monday's win over Cleveland. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

Jax coughed up a two-run homer to Bradley Zimmer in the second inning and was later charged with an unearned run in the fifth and sixth frames. It was his fifth straight outing giving up three or fewer earned runs, lowering his ERA to 5.11 through 10 career appearances. Jax is also sporting a 21:7 K:BB over those last five starts. The right-handed rookie is projected to face the Yankees on the road this weekend.

August 11, 2021 04:00 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Whiffs 10 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (3-1) earned the win over the White Sox on Tuesday by completing six innings, during which he allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10.

The right-hander looked strong in handling a talented White Sox lineup, inducing 14 swinging strikes and registering a career-best 10 punchouts. He allowed two homers and three runs in the third inning but otherwise kept Chicago off the scoreboard. Jax's ERA still sits at an untidy 5.45, but he has allowed only six earned runs while posting an 18:5 K:BB over 20.1 innings covering his past four starts. He's tentatively lined up to take on Cleveland at home early next week.

August 6, 2021 12:28 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: First win as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (2-1) won Thursday's 5-3 game against Houston, allowing one run on three hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. He failed to record a strikeout.

Jax stymied a potent Astros lineup through five innings but ran into trouble in the sixth by permitting a Jason Castro home run and a double while inducing only one out before being removed. The rookie right-hander has now allowed a single run in three consecutive appearances, lowering his ERA from 8.66 to 5.63, though he sports a low 6.2 K/9.

August 4, 2021 03:28 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Staying in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax will make his second turn through the Twins' rotation Thursday in Houston.

After Jose Berrios was traded to the Blue Jays ahead of last week's deadline, Jax was called up from Triple-A St. Paul and made his third start of the season July 30 in St. Louis. The outing was one of the best of Jax's young big-league career, as he limited the Cardinals to one run on two hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision. With Berrios and J.A. Happ now in new locales and few attractive alternatives on hand at Triple-A or in the bullpen, Jax will likely get a long look in the big-league rotation over the final two months of the season.

July 31, 2021 02:28 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Throws five solid innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax did not factor in the decision against St. Louis on Friday. He hurled five innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two.

The right-hander was called up early Friday and given the start in place of the recently-traded Jose Berrios. Jax navigated his way through five frames, giving up only one run and no extra-base hits, but settled for a no-decision as the Twins' offense gave him just one run of support. The rookie by no means overpowered the Cardinals -- he induced a mere four swinging strikes -- yet he made a good impression in his bid to claim Berrios' spot in the rotation. Jax still holds an unimpressive 6.41 ERA on the campaign, but he has allowed just two runs over his past nine innings of work.

July 30, 2021 01:48 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax will be called up to start Friday against the Cardinals.

Jose Berrios had been the team's scheduled starter but was instead traded to Toronto. Jax has made two starts and four relief appearances at the big-league level this season but hasn't shown much, struggling to a 7.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Still, the fact that he's getting the first opportunity in Berrios' absence could indicate that he'll have an inside track at a starting role down the stretch, which could make him worth keeping an eye on in deep leagues.

July 20, 2021 10:40 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Heads back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins optioned Jax to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday.

Jax was called up from Triple-A to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox and acquitted himself well in the 3-2 victory. He didn't factor into the decision, but Jax limited the White Sox to one run on one hit and one walk while striking out six over four innings before departing when he developed a blister. The finger abrasion shouldn't cost him any time, but he won't stick around in Minnesota since the Twins won't need a sixth starter for the foreseeable future.

July 19, 2021 10:52 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Fans six in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax did not factor into the decision during Monday's win over the White Sox. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk while striking out six across four innings.

It was a short performance but a strong one for the right-hander, who was recalled ahead of Monday's start. It was later revealed that he was removed due to a blister, per Dan Hayes of The Athletic. His only damage of the day came from a solo homer by Tim Anderson in the third inning. Even despite Monday's success, Jax holds an unfavorable 7.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 21.2 innings in the majors and is likely to get sent back down after his outing.

July 19, 2021 01:08 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Called up ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax was recalled as expected ahead of his scheduled start against the White Sox on Monday.

Jax will start the afternoon contest, but he's merely up as the extra man for the twin bill, so he's likely to head back to the minors after his outing. The 26-year-old hasn't shown much in his first taste of the big leagues this season, struggling to an 8.66 ERA in 17.2 innings (one start and four relief appearances). He's allowed too much contact, striking out just 17.1 percent of opposing batters, and he's failed to keep that contact on the ground, generating just a 27.1 percent groundball rate.

July 18, 2021 08:12 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Spot start coming Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins will call up Jax from Triple-A St. Paul to start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the White Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Due to the twin bill, the Twins will temporarily have a need for a sixth starter, so Jax will return from the minors to fill the void. Jax previously made five appearances (one start) for Minnesota earlier this season, posting an 8.66 ERA and 1.70 WHIP across 17.2 innings.

July 7, 2021 11:48 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

Jax made his first career start against the Royals on Saturday and allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three in five innings to take the loss. While the right-hander could be an option to return to the Twins as a starter or reliever at some point, he'll head to the minors ahead of the All-Star break after right-hander Michael Pineda (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the White Sox.

July 4, 2021 11:08 PM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Roughed up in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax (1-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Royals after allowing six runs on eight hits and three walks across five innings, striking out three.

Jax made the first start of his big-league career but was unable to slow down Kansas City and was lit up. The right-hander at least managed to complete five frames, but other than that, there are very few positives to take out from this outing. He may return to a bullpen role going forward, as he's made all but one of his five big-league appearances this season as a reliever.

July 3, 2021 12:08 AM
Twins' Griffin Jax: Set to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jax will start Saturday's game against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Jax earned his first win in his last appearance, and he'll make his first career start in Saturday's contest. The right-hander has lasted at least 3.1 innings in each of his last three outings, so he could be able to handle a fairly significant workload against Kansas City if he can pitch effectively. Jax has posted a 7.82 ERA in 12.2 innings across his first four major-league appearances in 2021.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/21@ CHCW 9-53.04326
09/15vs CLEL 3-1214.27313
09/10vs KCL 4-66.05414
09/05@ TBW 6-54.26413
08/29vs MILL 2-615.06635
08/24@ BOSL 9-1114.27944
08/16vs CLEW 5-46.07223
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021MIN346.751612000072.07558542152760
2020MIN00---00000000000000
Total346.75012000072.07558542152760
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021MIN1521030.5000006.2641.41732213.38
2020MIN000---00000------0---
Total1521030.5080006.2641.41732213.38
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016R-Elizabethton Twins 8.240001081154.391.951
2017AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels 26.1440210137192.410.996
2017R-Elizabethton Twins 4.21100107064.291.429
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle 87.2151403406615933.721.238
2019AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo111.1202004508424982.671.098
2019AAA-Rochester Red Wings 16.0330120103194.501.375
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/195
Birthdate:
11/22/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Englewood, CO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:
Air Force
MLB Experience:
0